Monday, February 11, 2019

Soothing drink for cold




Whenever we are down with cough, sore throat, and congestion, my dad often reminded us to consume honey and lemon to soothe the pain. My friend, Carolina advised us to drink Chrysanthemum Tea as natural coolant while another friend suggested ginger drink and lo han kuo drink. I found all of the ingredients in the Asian Supermarket except for the raw honey, which I either buy at Costco of the farmer's market.  Here is my go to drink recipe to combat cold:

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Cooking Indonesian Beef Stew a.k.a Rendang with Instapot


According to CNN' survey on 2017, Rendang is the world's most delicious food. How blessed I am to grow up eating this dish. I used to cook this using instant seasoning but out of so many brands, I only like one particular one. Unfortunately, our local Asian Supermarket no longer carry it so I had to make it from scratch. Turned out it is not that hard. I don't mind making it any day as long as I have chopper and instapot.

First thing first: cut the beef meat then brown them. Pressure cook it with beef bone and water for 35 minutes (or use the meat/ stew setting on Instapot)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Purple Yam / Taro Bread

My second born loves eating purple yam as snack. I usually just baked them in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes. After that voila, it's ready to be eaten. When we went to Big Island couple years ago, we ate Hawaiian Taro Bread that we love so I thought of making that but using purple yam instead of taro. You can use taro if you prefer just add about 10 grams sugar since taro is not as sweet as purple yam. 
Just combine the bread ingredients in the kitchen aid or bread machine. Then add 100 grams of soft baked taro. Here is what the dough looks like after the kneading and first proofing:

Saturday, January 19, 2019

How to make Risoles

Risoles was my favorite Indonesian snack growing up. I'm so glad that my boys like it too. I just wish it is easier to make so I can make this often. Anyway, I was making some last week and planning to save some in the freezer but all are gone within 3 days.
 How to make Risoles
 Indonesian Risoles Recipe
Step 1: make the filling
Resep Risoles
Step 2. Make the flour mixture for the skin

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Foods to eat in Honolulu, Oahu

 Foods to eat in Oahu
We just came back from Oahu and still dreaming of its delicious foods. Before we go, I asked my friend who grew up in the island for her suggestions and she gave me a long list. Other friends also gave us their recommendations. We didn't get to try all of them but managed to try plenty. Without further a do, here is our favorites foods find in:

HONOLULU / Nearby Waikiki Beach:
  1. Kapiolani Farmer’s Market: variety of food, open Saturday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM. Be there early to find parking spot, hike at Diamond Head, then walk back to eat here. Must try: The Pig & The Lady and the Hawaiian Cane Drink. Food list in Oahu
  2. Marukame Udon, super long line. We came between 10AM-11AM on weekday lo and behond, there was no line. 
  3. Island Vintage Shave Ice, Best Shave Ice (according to my local friend) order the one with ice cream in the middle
  4. Leonard's Bakery - landmark for Portuguese donuts  Oahu Food: Leonard's Masalada
  5. Lappert's Hawaii Ice Cream, their Kona and Strawberry Ice Cream is my favorite. Hawaii Food: Lappert's Ice Cream
  6. Waikiki Yokocho, Japanese food court filled with delicious Japanese food. We tried ramen one night and the tempura the other night. 
 Oahu Foods